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post #11 of 19 Old 12-28-2011, 05:55 PM
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Mexico is another term for Alpaca which is a combination of nickel alloys, with copper and zinc. Monel is another term for a similar alloy. The bit would have higher value if the circular grooves in the mouthpiece and the roller were made of copper. The teardrop shape where the bridle attaches came in to being in the 70's. Some are very high priced on ebay but I've noticed they've been for sale for a very long time as I kinda follow them. I'd say the bit might fetch between $50 and $100 if the mouthpiece is 5".
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post #12 of 19 Old 12-28-2011, 09:18 PM
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The bit would have higher value if the circular grooves in the mouthpiece and the roller were made of copper. The teardrop shape where the bridle attaches came in to being in the 70's.
The copper inlay in the bars makes very little differnce in the price. And that shape in the rings on the purchace has been around waaaay longer than the 70's. I have a spade bit that Jesus might used with that style.

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post #13 of 19 Old 01-03-2012, 10:44 PM
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I always thought mine said sterling, it just says VOGT. I will have to clean it to see if I can find another mark.
Taffy, I have been meaning to tell you, if your bit is older and it is stamped VOGT or a star then VOGT, not Les Vogt or Performax it is worth some coin. The vintage VOGTs can be worth around $250, again depending on the cheek style and mouthpiece.
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post #14 of 19 Old 01-03-2012, 11:07 PM
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I bought the bit about 25 years ago. It looks alot like the op's bit but with solid shanks, no cutouts, and a grazing bit port. It has just VOGT stamped on the bit. It is 4 3/4". I tried to look it up but couldn't find anything like it on VOGT's website. Any info?? Thanks for the info already.
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I bought the bit about 25 years ago. It looks alot like the op's bit but with solid shanks, no cutouts, and a grazing bit port. It has just VOGT stamped on the bit. It is 4 3/4". I tried to look it up but couldn't find anything like it on VOGT's website. Any info?? Thanks for the info already.
Different Vogt, the Vogt that made the bits and spurs are not the same ones that make the jewelry,however same family.

The bit and spur Vogts no longer make them from what I understand. Your bit I imagine would be sterling inlay and a fairly popular cheek style. The mouthpiece is not as popular for people who collect these style bits. The half breeds and spades go like hot cakes depending on condition.

If you want to sell it, let me know, I am always buying bits! :)
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post #16 of 19 Old 10-22-2012, 03:13 PM
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Who is Paul Garcia

Just reading along here and was trying to find out who Paul Garcia actually is....I have some spurs with his mark on them.

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Paul Garcia bits and spurs have no relation to the more known E.Garcia.
They still go for about $200/$300.

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Paul Garcia

Wow, that was quick...Thanks. What I am trying to find out is not value so much but who this guy actually is, is he still making bits and spurs and where he might be located.
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I couldn't really tell you, from what I understand and this may be incorrect, he has his named stamped in the cheeks/bands of that stuff that comes from Mexico, same as the Franco, BC(which no longer exists) or any other bit in that price range. Anything made here in the US by desired makers can go up into the thousands depending on how much silver and add ons.

If you feel like it, post a pic of your spurs, would love to see them!

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